it depends on how much calcium that you are already getting in your diet. if you're getting some calcium then maybe stick to one a day.I eat yogurt and drink soy milk daily, so I take a 1/2 tablet with my morning meal and the other 1/2 with my evening meal.this works good for me. hope I helped
The max you want daily form supplements and diet combined is 2000 mgs a day. Most people should get at least 1000 mgs a day.For diarrhea control the most common pattern is 1/2 to 1 tablet with each meal (so 3X 300 or 900 mgs or 3X 600 for 1800 mgs) A lot of IBS-Ders don't eat much in the way of high calcium foods like dairy, so can take a fair amount from supplements.K.
1st Check any current meds even over the counter to see what the side effects are. See if it is okay to take calcium with them. Stop all over the counter stuff that you can and do not take vitamins.2nd Be sure you have the right form of calcium. Calcium carbonate with vitamin D for starters. Or you can use the calcium carbonate with Vitamin D and other minerals.3rd Take them with food at least 4 or 5 hours apart.4th If your worse time is in the morning instead of taking the one with dinner take it at bedtime with a small snack.Be sure to start with 1/2 tablet at each of your 3 daily meals for the first 3 days to adjust.After the 3 days you can get a feel of how they effect you and you can adjust up or down. It is safe to take 1800 MG a day as long as your body is processing calcium correctly.You can email me if you want the full sheet of info on calcium or if you have other questions.LindaLinda (D-Type)If I don't take my calcium. Gall Bladder removed in 1976 and suffered with urgent diarrhea until I started calcium.lnapents###netscape.net
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